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of detroit starts the process of putting its priceless museum artwork up for auction. you wouldn't believe how much it could be worth. all those stories and much more coming up on the "kudlow report" right now. good evening, i'm larry kudlow. this is the "kudlow report." first up tonight, breaking news, jeff bezos paying $250 million for "the washington post" newspaper. a few days ago boston red sox owner john henry bought the "boston globe" for the bargain basement price of only $70 million. what is going on here? why will these foes succeed while others have failed. joining us is our own julia boorstin. why will they succeed where others have failed in. >> i think the question is how do you define success? one thing jeff bezos makes very clear in his letter about this and it was also in the press release is that he's not investing this just as a financial endeavor but he sees this as supporting journalism. he says "i understand the critical role the post plays in washington, d.c. and our nation and the post values will not change." he talks about the importance of the fact that the inter
these rumors on the street. >>steve: and repeating them on that detroit radio station. bill o'reilly booked her last night. it was fiery. watch. >> chicago police, as you well know, are not gunning down black children. you know that; right? >> well, certainly they are not, bill. but based upon the history of african-americans in this country and based upon the fact that 70% of the murders in chicago are unsolved, 70% are unsolved, people are wondering what the heck is going on. certainly monique davis, who is a good friend to the police, who supports the police, i believe they're our first responder and i respect that, but i have the right as a legislator to repeat what my community says to me. >> not if it's irresponsible you don't. i hear a lot of *eurp -- irresponsible stuff. >> i don't think it is irresponsible. >> for chicago police to be accused of gunning down children? you don't think it'sish responsible. >> i don't think they said that. i said there was some suspicion -- >> that's irresponsible without any evidence. >>steve: we all hear crazy stuff. when you're in a position of power a
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detroit or even something bigger like the incredible growing class of poor people? >> well, what you want to do first -- >> either. take your pick. >> detroit, you have to analyze what really happened there. why did it go wrong? now, there are obvious things. the city what's been run by democrats unchecked since the last republican mayor was 1957. okay? you've had -- that town has been a petri dish of everything the democrat party stands for, everything the democrat party loves. massive unions, massive pensions. pay people pensions and health care long after they've stopped working. the math doesn't add up. you have massive welfare states where citizens are given things left and right in order to buy their votes. you have no opposition whatsoever. then in the case of -- you throw race into the mix and you bring on mayor coleman young who causes riots in 1967 in detroit and mayor young calls a white flight to suburbia and detroit is left with nothing but liberal democrats running it. it is what it is. and anyplace in this country that has similar circumstances, the same fate is going to ha
of a financial crisis in the president's hometown going the way as detroit. >> could chicago fall victim to the same problems that caused the biggest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. >> how a predator from africa made its way in a family's apartment. >> one major provider telling folks that their coverage will be dropped as a direct result. we'll be right back. if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. (applause) >> if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan, period. [ man ] look how beautiful it is. ♪ honey, we need to talk. we do? i took the trash out. i know. and thank you so much for that. i think we should get a medicare supplement insurance plan. right now? [ male announcer ] whether you're new to medicare or not, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. it's up to you to pay the difference. so think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help cover some of w
make of this? worried about the road ahead, auto critic with the detroit free press joining us from michigan, good to see you. i did not intend to make a car related pun about driving. a lot of this is in a pickup trucks and larger vehicles. are you worried these automakers are making the same a stake they did in the 90s? it blew up in their face. >> not really. the increase in pickup trucks is due to a lot of businesses stocking up again because they think the economy is getting better and many as you thes we see our smaller than the vehicles that existed in 90s and more fuel efficient. the problem is when car and suv sales get out of whack and you are making your money on huge vehicles and losing money on cars that doesn't seem to be the case. the ford fiesta is up 90% in july versus last year which was a stunning number. dagen: we should really celebrate these automakers and rejoice in effect these sales are so good and the quality of these vehicles is so good. you get in any small american sedan these days and even in many cases it is superior to what you would buy in japan or f
's here from detroit and to the kirby couch. >> good morning. i'm about maybe two hours on the other side of michigan. people think when you're in michigan all they know is detroit. kalamazoo battle creek. no, you're from detroit. like new york. people don't know about upstate new york and those places. >> glad you straightened this out. >> in my hometown, i didn't say it, man. >> we don't want the back you up. what was the time off like? >> i did movies and tv they thought i quit doing comedy. i worked every weekend since '83. >> that's right. tomorrow, you're working one night only. >> one night only in the movie theaters. my latest special from detroit is "make me want to holler." the world is so crazy, all you can do is scream and laugh because you can't get too crazy about this stuff because you lose your mind. >> detroit is back in the news and decided their best bet is to go bankrupt. said this is our best move. what does it feel like to have that happen? do you think it's a good move? >> my hometown also got taken over by the government. people have to separate. people of detroit
york city like detroit. we're not detroit. but with actions like this and with actions like the city council where they just recently passed a law that says individuals can actually sue policemen individually, not corporately, it's really unfortunate. >> gretchen: it's interesting to see when you have the police commissioner, ray kelly and the mayor agreeing so strongly on this particular issue, 'cause they don't agree on everything, to see them come out and be so upset about this must say something about the way in which they've been conducting business for the last decade. i just want you to look at the stats. here is new york city crime stats. 2012-2013, murder down 27.5%. murder down, shooting incidents down, 28.6%. so joe, how do you expect that to change when officers can no longer stop and frisk? >> well, officers can still stop and frisk, but they're going to be handcuffed in how they do it. the judge basically thinks and without any credible evidence that police officers are stopping people for -- without having any suspicious activity, when in fact, that's been not proven.
. and facing the bankruptcy of detroit generates public pension do have the limits. and many are facing the same financial sectors for detroit. >> give up benefits or risk lay offs. >> thank you, doug in dc. >> we have new details on the horrific story of a child who was beaten up on his school bus. >> the video captured national attention a couple of weeks back. get them out of here. they are still doing it. >> leave that by alone. live him alone. you know, you are going to jail. you all are going to jail. >> the driver had nightmares for weeks on what he witnessed and tried to stop verbally. those boys aed of boating the 13-year-old. the victim was viciously hit and you can see they are kicking him and over and over again. it is a horrible scene for the 13-year-old boy. phil keating is watching it play out in court today. hello again, phil. >> all three of the 15-year-olds are charged with aggravated battery as juveniles and the judge told them they are luky they are only 15 and otherwise they would be facing felony charges and serious prison time. all three suspects each appeared wit
it in ohio, detroit, pennsylvania. >> they're doing it in texas. >> it would create jobs. so many opportunities for all americans. there is your answer. >> i want to add one point. i lived in atlanta. the day i arrived in atlanta, my first day on the air i got a call from maynar, d jackson. i got to know andrew young, josea williams. martin luther king's driver. i got to know these guys. what they did many the face of such hostility is an amazing profile in courage. what they did made this country better. >> absolutely. >> the president gave a good speech today, bob. one of the best speeches i have heard him give. >> talk about entitlements. unfortunately president obama has only expanded entitlements to make whites, blacks, hispanics more dependent. it's not helping anybody. you and i know more could be done in washington, d.c. it's cultural. when you have a president who is -- i know you don't like him. i don't like what he does. h's a good father, appearingly a good husband. there are no sex scandals. he's there for his kids. his pants are pulled up. he speaks gramattic -- corr
to as the dickens of detroit. 26 of his books have been adapted for the big screen, get shorty, out of sight, 310 to yuma. we talked about paying tribute to someone of the great writers, we thought one of the best ways was to hear from the man himself. >> i'll come to my desk about 9:30 and work. but i always work until 6:00. rarely have lunch. the idea of lunch doesn't interest me at all, i'm not hungry. i'm just into what i'm doing. i write in longhand, and it's just to me that's writing, you know? and then i put it on a typewriter. i just stop at 6:00 because you got to stop sometime. but, still, yeah, the character, though, could still be in my head. and maybe i might even sound like that character. maybe all day long i might sound like that character. and my wife might say, well, i know who you are today. i never, ever write from my own point of view. i never use my words. i don't want them to hear me telling them what the -- or showing them what the book is about. i want them immersed in it the same way that i am. but, still, the satisfaction is sitting right here. and i do think about it e
for the situation today? and the detroit, michigan yard sale. has it come to this? not just detroit. see you in ten minutes >> steve: some quick head lines before we leave you today. check out what a guy caught on a lake in washington. that's from a lake. experts say it's a pacu, a cousin of the piranha. it's so rare, it's being kept alive until wildlife officials figure out what the heck is it and what should we do with it. >>> dustin hoffman in good health after being successfully treated for cancer. a rep for him won't say what kind of cancer it was, but say he will have preventive treatments to minimize the cancer coming back. he plans to make a movie this fall. >> clayton: he's still got some stories to tell. >> gretchen: from star not guilty hits like "the godfather part 3", george hamilton has done it all and joins us now. i'm surprised, i said earlier, you came back after that game show thing we did. >> i have a big comeback. there is three people who want me for a show host. i was supposed to do -- to follow bob barker and do "price is right." i tried it for a while and they sent me to veg
, the editorial editor of the detroit news and he's my guest. good morning to you. >> good morning. thanking for having me. >> gretchen: one of the things we should point out is even though it was enacted under president reagan, one of the ways it has blossomed under president obama is that we're now talking about cell phones. when president reagan started this, we were talking did land lines. correct? >> correct. actually under president bush, the program was expanded in 2008 to include cell phones. but it has really expanded along with all the other welfare programs during the obama years. it's gone from, as you said, 800 million to $2.1 billion and 41% of that money is estimated to go to phones and services for people who aren't really qualified. it's riddled with fraud and waste and you still can't kill it. >> gretchen: 41%. i mean, come on. americans hear that and they think how can you stand by and allow this to continue? you decided to go out and do your own research, so you sent your intern out to do what and what did she accomplish? >> actually i didn't send her out. she's working n
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